ROTARY NEWS by Ron Smith
The Groveland Rotary held their annual all-you-can eat Shrimp and Sausage Feed on Saturday, August 26 and it was a big success. We would like to thank everyone who supported our annual event. It was a very warm afternoon/evening event but we made it work even though our body temperatures may have risen a bit!
This event supports Rotary’s many local community projects such as “Shoes for Kids”, the “Easter Egg Hunt”, dictionaries for third-qrade students, cleaning the highway, scholarships, etc. Without your support we would not be able to fund these projects.
Many comments were heard about the Shrimp Fest being one of the best ever. We would have to agree! Heartfelt thanks to all Rotarians and others who participated and to our local youth who were a tremendous help in serving the food. Particular kudos to Greg Cramblit, Paul Burkett, Sharon Hunt and Karen Seals. They handled the shopping for the food, getting the auction items donated and serving the food. All other participants did an equally outstanding job but there are too many of them to mention. Oops, almost forgot to mention all the “younger” men who did the heavy lifting in setup and cleaning. Without them this event would have not been possible. Thanks so very much again to everyone!
Please consider joining us next year for this event. We guarantee you will enjoy it!
Rotary News by Ron Smith
Groveland Rotary held its’ annual Kick-Out dinner at the Grill on June 27th , as Sharon Hunt, the past year’s president, was officially kicked out. Sharon was roasted by Charlie Fields, Greg Cramblit, Don Felts, Jeff Thompson, and Dave Valponi. After the roasting was completed, everyone congratulated her for outstanding efforts throughout the past year. The new president is Greg Cramblit, who takes over July 1st with his handpicked board and they are anxious to get started with their projects and fundraisers.
The first event for the board is our annual “All you can eat” Shrimp and Sausage Fest on Saturday Aug 26th at the Pine Mountain Stables. Tickets are $35 for adults, $10 for kids under 12. Call 962-6542 or 962-7707. At the gate price is $40. Gate opens at 4:00 and dinner is served at 5:30.
The Groveland Rotary Club meets on Tuesday’s at noon at the PML Grill. Come and check us out, consider joining.
May 26 2017 was an important day for the Tioga High Seniors. Groveland Rotary awarded four Scholarships of $1500.00 each, record awards giving by the Groveland Rotary! The recipients were Austin Pruitt, Curtis Zwinge, Ian T Campbell and Michael Ridgley. Our interview team consisting out of Rudy Manzo, Jim Thayer, Wayne Phillips and Herman Schaap, talked to 11 students and it was difficult to make a choice, we found that all applicants were worthy of a Rotary Scholarship. Principal Ryan Dutton and Secretary Cindy Green did an outstanding job MC-ing the evening. Tioga High can be proud of the quality students they “produce”!
We wish all the students good luck in their future endeavors.
Rudy Manzo and Herman Schaap awarding the Groveland Rotary Scholarships
Groveland Service Organizations providing Scholarships
Photos and text by Herman Schaap